- A court in Abuja has dismissed a suit calling for the resignation of Ovie Omo-Agege as the deputy Senate president
- The judge over the matter said the suit was a mere waste of time of the court
- According to the judge, there was no evidence that Omo-Agege was ever convicted by any court of law nor was he under any criminal sentence
A Federal Capital Territory High Court sitting in Bwari on Wednesday, January 29, dismissed a suit seeking the sack of the deputy president of the Senate, Ovie Omo-Agege.
The Nation reports that Justice Othman Musa delivered judgement on a suit calling for Omo-Agege's resignation over concealed information that he was convicted in the United States of America for a felony.
While delivering judgment on the matter, the judge said, that the suit was a mere waste of the court’s time.
Justice Musa said there was no evidence that Omo-Agege was ever convicted by any court of law nor was he under any criminal sentence.
He also ordered that the plaintiff N1 million as damages to the deputy Senate president.
The judge said the disciplinary proceedings involving Omo-Agege in the State of California in the US, even if it ended in punitive action against the first defendant (Omo-Agege) could not be elevated to criminal proceedings.
According to him, the action cannot also be elevated to convicting and sentencing as provided under Section 66 (1) and (2) of the Constitution.
He also said the provision of the constitution prevents a convict of such offence from holding any public office in Nigeria for 10 years.
He also said that the sentencing would be entered by a Nigerian court not a court of the foreign jurisdiction.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that the Senate said an investigation will be launched on the deputy Senate president, Ovie Omo-Agege, only if a petition be received by Red chamber.
The Senate spokesperson, Godiya Akwashiki, said the Red Chamber is yet to receive any petition against the deputy president of the Senate.
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